NEWMAN SELECTED AS SIXTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK
VIENNA , Va. July 18—It is a baseball truth that a team wishing to make it to post season play must have good pitching.
Fortunately for the Vienna Senators, Nate Newman has provided plenty of good pitching. He has won League Pitcher of the Week twice this season.
Newman, a right-handed pitcher from Houston , Texas has been a primary part of the Senators starting rotation. He made two stellar appearances last week for the Vienna squad, and pitched well yesterday as well.
Newman has helped lift the Senators to first place in the Clark Griffith League and to a national ranking by PG Crosschecker.
Now 5-0 on the season and leading the league in strikeouts with 61 and innings pitched with 50, Newman's proved to be among the top pitchers in the league. His 1.98 ERA is good enough for fourth-best in the league as well.
In his two appearances last week, Newman threw 15 innings and struck out 22 batters for a 0.60 ERA. On July 3, he combined for a shutout against the Bethesda Blue Caps. He struck out 13 batters in seven innings in a 12-3 victory against the Fairfax Nationals on July 11.
Yesterday against the Blue Caps, Newman went 8 innings and struck out 11 to help lift the Senators to a 7-3 victory.
This is Newman's second season with the Senators, and he's found plenty of success again. Last season with Vienna , Newman went 3-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 36 strikeouts in eight appearances. He has already surpassed those numbers this season, and will likely keep adding to his impressive stats.
The rising junior from Grayson Community College will be transferring to Pepperdine this fall and will look to test his arm there. With Grayson this spring, Newman made eight appearances and struck out 20 batters.
But his arm isn't the only thing that has gotten Newman recognition this season. He won the 2007 Joe Branzell Home Run Derby, by swatting eight homers in the final round to defeat Alex Gregory of the Fairfax Nationals.
With two weeks left in the season, Newman's strong arm will help lead the Senators to an unprecedented ninth Clark Griffith League title as well as a second consecutive trip to the National Baseball Congress World Series.
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